Godspeed You Black Emperor! Live at Mohawk on 2012-10-09
1. Hope Drone (cut)
5. The Sad Mafioso
Recorded near the back of the venue (near the outside bar), so there's some unfortunate chatter during quiet moments. Setlist is the same as 10/1/12, so the track breaks are copied from that (being slightly unfamiliar with the material). Hope Drone is likely missing a few minutes at the beginning (faded in).
Collection GodspeedYouBlackEmperorBand/Artist Godspeed You Black Emperor!Venue MohawkLocation Austin, TXSource internal mics > Zoom H2Taped by aldango
December 2, 2012
Great recording for audience member
There are definitely some differences for long time GYBE listeners to enjoy on this excellent recording (especially for someone holding up a mic and zoom in the audience!). First, as another reviewer mentioned Hope drone is a bit different, but the move to mladic from hope drone, and the intro to that song is very different and worth a listen. Definitely one of my favorites...
October 29, 2012
Mainly here for Behemoth
But the other songs are nice. I think the version of Mladic seems different to the album, but I wasn't really paying attention. Nearly as good as seeing them live, I guess.
October 14, 2012
More Of Us Than Them
Very nice recording of this show! The dynamics and details are captured well, the sound is clear and at a great volume.
Thank you for recording and uploading this. Watching God's Pee perform at Austin's Mohawk has been an absolute treat.
Added comment: Hope Drone is always an entirely improvised piece.
October 13, 2012
Fantastic recording that brings out new details in some of these pieces
To my knowledge, this is only the second complete recording of "Behemoth" that has surfaced, and it is vastly more clear than the previous one (from the October 1, 2012 show). The piece, which runs for nearly forty-five minutes, is entirely worthy of its moniker; as the first actual song the group has débuted in over nine years, it is quite impressive and shows that the band have not lost their compositional chops (although it's likely to evolve as the band continue performing and refining it). This recording brings out new details in the piece that weren't evident previously. (It's also worth noting that "Behemoth" is far and away their longest song to date, easily surpassing the runner-up, "Motherfucker=Redeemer", which generally runs from about thirty-two to thirty-nine minutes in length).
This recording also seems to bring out new details in "Hope Drone", which (as far as I know) the group have been performing since their reunion two years ago. I honestly haven't listened to many performances from the past year or so, but this version is much more intricate than it was in the 2010 and early 2011 performances, and these details weren't evident in the October 1 performance.
Performance-wise, the band are in solid form, delivering versions of these songs that rival their album versions (where available). A critical document of Godspeed, with sound quality that is almost unbelievable for an audience recording. If you consider yourself anything more than the most casual fan of this group, you probably need this.